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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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FIN-100

Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is an Introduction to the History of Art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II/ FIN 101, it attempts to build an understanding of the various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 098, ENG 060, ENG-096, or ESL 090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.


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FIN-101

Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of the Introduction to the History of Art that began with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture I/ FIN 100. It should serve both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. It also attempts to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Delivery is by lecture and seminar. It covers the time period from the fourteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.

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  • FIN 100


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FIN-110

Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course is an exploration of drawing and mark-making in its broadest sense. It is intended to provide students with a visual vocabulary that will enable them to express themselves more easily. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to make artistic decisions.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.


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FIN-111

Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of FIN 110. It is intended to provide students with an ability to expand on the base they received in FIN 110. Further opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary and extend their comprehension of mark-making will be provided through an extended exposure to various media and concepts.

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  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C


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FIN-115

Introduction to Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

Various disciplines of printmaking are explored in this course, including relief (wood and linocut), intaglio (etching and aquatint), and serigraph (silkscreen printing). An introduction will be made to materials and studio tools. An open and expressive use of techniques will be emphasized.

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  • FIN 110 Minimum grade C


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FIN-120

Painting: Colour & Perception

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits

An introductory course intended to provide students with an overview of colour theories relating to design and fine art practices. Historical contexts and social and psychological implications will give the direction of study of the perception of colour in the visual arts of the 20th century. This class explores a variety of exercises from colour mixing to painting sessions with live models and still life subjects.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090, or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.
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FIN-121

Painting: Methods & Concepts

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits

This is a studio course in which the student explores and experiments with colour usage, expanding upon and developing the knowledge and understanding of colour begun in FIN 120.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 120 and FIN 110 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-130

Fdn Studio in 3-D Materials & Design

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to three-dimensional art and design. Relationships between concepts, materials, technical approaches and context will be emphasized throughout. Elements and principals of three-dimensional art and design will be presented. Historical and contemporary concepts will be explored along with their applications and relationship to three-dimensional form, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG-096, ENG-098 or ESL-090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.
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FIN-131

Fdn Studio in 3D Objects & Space

4 hours, includes lecture & studio time, 3 credits

This studio art course expands upon 3-D materials and design fundamentals explored in FIN 130 Foundation Studio. Through hands-on projects, research, readings, presentations and critiques, students will develop three-dimensional studio projects using a wide range of materials and processes. Students will have the opportunity to gain an appreciation and expand their awareness of historical and contemporary artists working with three-demensional art and design, as part of class presentations, discussions and independent research.

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  • FIN 110 & FIN 130 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-135

Introduction to Ceramics

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This studio course explores clay as an expressive medium for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It covers the techniques of hand construction and an introduction to the potter's wheel as well as various glazing and decorating methods.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-140

Creative Processes

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This academic course deals with the concepts and ideas of artists, how they think and work, and provides students with a serious introduction to the important principles and philosophies of 20-century art and design.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL 090; or placement testing. Students with less than C+ in Provincial English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.
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FIN-145

Introduction to Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab time, 3 credits

This studio course introduces the student to the basic use of photographic equipment and techniques, and the application of design techniques in the creation of photographic images. Basic darkroom and print development techniques are covered. Single lens reflex cameras are available through the Fine Arts Department for students to use in this course.

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  • C+ one of Provincial English 12, NIC ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098 or ESL-090; or placement testing


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FIN-200

Video + Sound 1

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits

Video + Sound 1 introduces students to media arts practice through an exploration of time-based media: sound, video and installation. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, technical workshops and directed projects. The aim of this course is to enable students to develop core competency in the use and operation of digital applications and an understanding of digital fundamentals so as to expand their creative range.

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  • C+ in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or placement testing.


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FIN-201

Video + Sound 2

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

Video + Sound 2 introduces students to media arts through an exploration of photo-based practice (including photo-documentation of artwork), animation and expanded media. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, technical workshops and directed projects. The aim of the course is to enable students to develop core competency in the use and operation of digital applications and an understanding of digital fundamentals so as to expand their creative range.

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  • C+ in one of Provinical English 12, ENG 096, ENG 098, ESL 090 or placement testing.


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FIN-210

Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language III

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course offers drawing as a direct means of expression and experimentation. Multimedia and non-conventional approaches to drawing are developed, while researching new ideas and broadening the student's visual vocabulary. An emphasis will be put on comprehension, analysis, and ability to resolve artistic problems.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 & FIN 111 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-211

Drawing & 2-Dimensional Language IV

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

The theme of exploration and experimentation began in FIN 210 will continue in this course. Cross-disciplinary possibilities will be developed, and attention focused on individual interpretation of the medium.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110, FIN 111 & FIN 210 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-215

Intaglio Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course is a more in-depth study of the materials and techniques of intaglio printmaking. Multi-colour printing and collograph will be taught. The storage, marketing and presentation of prints will also be covered.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 and FIN 115 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-217

Serigraph Printmaking

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

Various methods and techniques of screen printing will be explored including photographic stencil making. An extensive study of studio practices relating to equipment and tools will be undertaken. Exploration of the medium as an artistic method of expression will be part of this course. The printing of editions and monoprints will be considered.

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  • FIN 110 & FIN 115 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-220

Painting Applications I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course develops awareness of painting in relation to Art in the 20th century. Concepts of visual language within the discipline of painting will be explored and developed using a wide variety of materials, surfaces and forms. Students will be encouraged to develop as individuals and to be self-motivated.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 & FIN 121 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-221

Painting Applications II

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of FIN 220 developing and expanding the concepts of individuality. The focus will be on developing the students' awareness of painting in relation to 20th century art in general.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110, FIN 121 & FIN 220 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-230

Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices I

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This studio course provides students with an introduction to diverse technical, aesthetic, and theoretical considerations for approaching, exploring and creating contemporary sculpture.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 131 & FIN 110 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-231

Sculpture & Integrated Art Practices II

4 hours, includes lecture and studio time, 3 credits

A continuation of FIN 230, this course provides students with a more in-depth approach to the development and creation of contemporary sculpture. Emphasis will be placed on developing and sustaining individual research and studio practice, incorporating diverse techinical, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical considerations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 and FIN 230 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-235

3-Dimensional Applications (Ceramics I)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

Clay will be explored as an expressive and functional medium, relating to 20th century ideas and concepts. The forming techniques employed will include: throwing, slip casting, press molding, coil and slab construction. Surface enrichment and colour will be developed using slips, terra sigillata, and glazing techniques. Firing processes will include electric kilns, pit firing, raku and high fire reduction.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110, and one of FIN 135 or FIN 131 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-236

3-Dimensional Applications (Ceramics II)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course is a continuation of FIN 235. It is intended to expand on the concepts and techniques explored in FIN 235.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 110 & FIN 235 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-245

Photography II

4 hours, includes lecture + lab time, 3 credits

This course will serve to expand the appreciation of and control over the photographic medium as an expressive, interpretive and metaphorical art form. FIN 245 is a studio class emphasizing learning through experience. Experimental approaches to the use of photographic images, ideas and content are emphasized. Students are encouraged to develop their own area of research and to build their artistic identity. Single Lens reflex film cameras are available through the department for students to use in this course.

Prerequisite(s):

  • FIN 145 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-247

Introduction to Digital Photography

4 hours, includes lecture + lab, 3 credits

This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of digital photographic equipment, camera techniques, colour management and the establishement of an effective image workflow using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for cataloguing, editing and output to print and electronic media.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C+ in FIN 110


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FIN-250

Modern Art History

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course explores the changing nature of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. It attempts to look at the cultural and technological changes that have occurred over this time period and consider their effects on the development of modern art. It also continues to build an understanding of the new methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place, that began in FIN 100/101, the History of Art and Visual Culture. Delivery is by lecture. It covers the time period from the mid nineteenth century to approximately 1980. Together with PHIL 240 it fulfills the second year academic requirement for the Fine Arts Diploma. The course will be delivered primarily in a lecture mode, accompanied by slides of the relevant material. From time to time course material available on video may be used as a supplement. An attempt will be made through the lectures to show a diversity of approaches to the History of Modern Art other than just a chronological recount. Lectures, weekly reviews, assigned readings, essays, assignments and exams are the fundamental components of this course. Discussion sessions are inserted through out and at the beginning and end of each class.

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  • FIN-101 Minimum Grade C


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FIN-291

Directed Independent Study (Ceramics)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student with an opportunity to investigate in depth one of five areas in ceramics and modeling. The areas are clay, glaze, firing, studio administration, and research. This course is designed for students who have completed 9.0 credits of ceramics courses. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 135, FIN 235 & FIN 236, and instructor permission Minimum Grade C


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FIN-292

Directed Independent Study (Drawing)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of drawing an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in drawing: portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, research, drawing as a finished product, and material experimentation. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 110 & FIN 111 and FIN 210 & FIN 211, and instructor permission Minimum Grade C


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FIN-293

Directed Independent Study (Painting)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of painting an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in painting: alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, exhibition preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 120 & FIN 121 and FIN 220 & 221, and instructor permission Minimum Grade C


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FIN-294

Directed Independent Study (Printmaking)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of printmaking an opportunity to investigate one of several areas in printmaking: studio administration, alternate forms and materials, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 115 & FIN 215 or FIN 115 & FIN 217, and instructor permission


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FIN-295

Directed Independent Study (Graphics)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of graphics courses an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of graphics: computer software, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 203 & FIN 206 & FIN 209, and instructor permission Minimum Grade C


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FIN-296

Directed Independent Study (Photography)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed nine credits of photography courses an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of photography: studio lighting, darkroom techniques, portfolio preparation, and research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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  • FIN 145, FIN 245 & FIN 246, and instructor permission Minimum Grade C


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FIN-297

Directed Independent Study (Sculpture)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed 6 units of 3D and Sculpture an opportunity to investigate several areas in sculpture: alternative forms or materials, portfolio or exhibition preparation, or research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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FIN-298

Directed Independent Study (Mixed Media)

4 hours, includes lecture + studio time, 3 credits

This course provides the student who has already completed twelve credits of 3D and sculpture an opportunity to investigate one of several areas of sculpture: alternate forms and material, portfolio or exhibition preparation or research. Credit for this course cannot be used towards the completion of the Fine Arts Diploma, nor can these credits be transferred to any other University or College.

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FIN-330

Throwing for Production, Design And Practice 1

48 hours, includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will cover workspace design and ergonomics. There will be an assessment of specialist tools and equipment for pottery production. The course will cover the suitability of different clays for production purposes. There will be an examination of throwing styles and techniques for speed and accuracy. Turning and finishing thrown work will be covered. Test clays developed in FIN 335.

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  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program


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Throwing for Production, Design And Practice 2

36 hours, includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will cover design and making of pots with multiple parts. The different components of the design will be thoroughly investigated. The making of lids, lid fittings, handles and spouts will all be evaluated for their design attributes and technical difficulties or production. Pots will be designed for single firing and multiple firing techniques.

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Throwing for Production, Design And Practice 3

36 credits, includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course compares the differences in production techniques for Porcelain, Stoneware, cone 6 Stoneware, and Earthenware. Tests will be made to determine suitable clays for the production of functional ware in each of the above categories. Design will be an important consideration in this course.

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Clay Technology 1

16 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

In this course, students will study and test the different characteristics of the major types of clay, and learn how to blend them together to create clay bodies for various firing temperatures. We will cover the different materials that can be added to increase plasticity, lower or raise firing temperature, and improve glaze fit. Focusing on higher temperature clay bodies, this course will tie in with work being produced in FIN 330, FIN 340, FIN 345 and FIN 346.

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Clay Technology 2

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

In this course, students will study the many different types of clay slips, from simple engobes used in many types of decoration, to slip glazes appropriate for once fired soda or salt glazed ware. This course will tie into the techniques developed in FIN 340, FIN 341 and FIN 346.

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Clay Technology 3

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

In this course, students will study how to modify clay bodies to mature at mid range temperatures, such as cone 6. Topics covered will include earthenware bodies, both terra cotta and white talc bodies, as well as vitreous ware. Colourant for clay and decorative applications will be covered, as well as terra sigillata. Course work will be coordinated with FIN 332 and FIN 347.

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Surface Enrichment 1

16 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will consider historical and contemporary examples of surface enrichment. The course will cover wet clay, leather hard and green-ware techniques as well as surface altering processes.

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Surface Enrichment 2

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will be concerned with the application of slips for surface enrichment and colour. Students will learn slip decorating techniques used on historical and contemporary ceramic pieces. Consideration will be given to developing designs and their application to the work.

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Surface Enrichment 3

16 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will cover the application of glaze as a surface enrichment technique. Application methodologies will be considered and demonstrated. Multiple layering of glazes and resist techniques will be covered. Under-glaze and over-glaze techniques will form part of the surface enrichment process. Printmaking techniques and the transfer of images of pots will be part of this course.

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  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program


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FIN-345

Kilns and Firing Technology 1

30 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will cover the evolution of kiln design from ancient to contemporary and the advantages of different types of kilns. We will cover refractory materials available and strengths and weaknesses of each, and construction techniques for gas and wood fired kilns. Topics also included will be comparative fuel economy of electricity, gas and wood, and commercially built kilns compared with artist-built kilns.

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  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program


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Kilns and Firing Technology 2

30 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will focus on Soda firing and Raku firing. We will be loading and once firing the Soda kiln with green ware, slip decorated and interiors slip glazed, following work done in FIN 335 and FIN 341. A second Soda firing will be done with bisque ware. Several different ways of introducing Soda compounds will be demonstrated. While kilns are being fired and cooling, we will be able to do Raku firings.

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Kilns and Firing Technology 3

30 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

In this course, we will explore several different types of firings at high, mid, and low temperatures. We begin with a cone 10 reduction firing in the car kiln, followed by cone 6 electric firing utilizing a controlled cooling, and a cone 6 reduction. Low temperature firings at cone 01 will also be covered. We will do these in both oxidation and reduction atmospheres and reduction cooling.

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Kilns and Firing Technology 4

30 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will focus on wood firing and will give the students a rare opportunity to fire a traditional Japanese style anagama at Gordon Hutchens' studio on Denman Island. We will cover special loading and firing considerations for this type of kiln, such as, allowing pathways for flames through the ware, dry compared with wet wood, utilizing natural fly ash to create unique glaze surfaces.

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Mold Making

60 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will give students a good understanding of plaster and its many applications in the production of pottery. Students will learn about plaster types, mixing, consistency, pouring, and making plaster prototypes. The course will cover the making of plaster mold from simple on-piece molds to the more complex multiple-piece molds. Slip casting techniques will also be demonstrated in this course.

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Hand-building for Production 1

36 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will include processes for the development of hand-built components being included in the design process. Using information from FIN 350, students will develop press-molded elements these will include spouts, handles and feet. Press-molding techniques for the production of dishes and platters will also be covered. The extruder and die making for handles will also be included in this course.

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FIN-356

Hand-Building for Production 2

36 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course is focused on the clay extruder and its versatility as a clay forming piece of equipment. The course will cover simple extruded forms such as coils and handles to more complex forms of boxes and lids. Designing and making dies to be used in the extruder will be covered in this course, as well as designing clay extrusions to be used in the production of pots.

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  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program


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Documentation and Digital Media

48 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course covers the documentation of the potter's work with an introduction to the digital camera, lighting techniques for the photographic cube, image capture and processing with computer software.

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  • Admission to the Professional Potter Advanced Diploma Program


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Business Practices for the Potter

24 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course provides students with a detailed range of basic business skills specific to Planning and maintaining a pottery business. Topics include market research, developing a business plan, legal issues concerning business start-up and contract law, financing, bookkeeping and accounting procedures as they apply to a pottery business.

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Marketing for the Potter

24 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course looks at developing a marketing strategy for the professional potter. Topics include market research, product placement in the market place, pricing of product, promotion and the internet.

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Professional Practices

40 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course uses knowledge and skills developed in the Business Practices, Marketing and Documentation and Digital Media Courses. The final project is to organize an Exhibition featuring the work for students produced in FIN 370.

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FIN-366

Glaze Sciences 1

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

In this course we will study the many different minerals and metallic oxides that go into glazes, and the roll each can play. Topics covered will include material comparison tests, line blends, triaxial blends, flux variations to raise or lower melting temperature, colour possibilities with different metals, and creating shiny, satin or matte surfaces. The emphasis will be on high temperature glazes and it will tie in with FIN 347.

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Glaze Sciences 2

12 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will build upon FIN 366 and will focus on mid range and low temperature glazes. Topics covered will include the different balance of materials needed for lowering melting temperatures, colours possibilities with different metals, and creating shiny, satin or matte surfaces. Glaze calculation software will be covered, and colour development explored.

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Glaze Sciences 3

20 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will build on FIN 367 and tie in with FIN 370. The course will further explore glaze calculation software and its usefulness in material substitutions, glaze recipe organization, and batch pricing. Emphasis will be placed on colour development and each student will create a personal pallet of glazes, and begin to specialize on a firing technique.

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Portfolio Development

72 hours, Includes Lecture and Studio Time

This course will bring together the knowledge and skill development gained in previous courses. The aim is to design and develop a line of work of a high enough quality to enter the market place. Students will be challenged to produce good designs, consider the technical requirements for production and finally to make and fire the work.

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Professional Pottery Work Experience Practicum

240 Hours, Practicum

This practicum-based course offers students the opportunity to participate in the day to day operations of a pottery business. Students will experience firsthand the organization of a workshop and the many skills needed to successfully operate a professional pottery business.

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FIN-372

Pottery Residency at Medalta

240 Hours, Practicum

This course requires the student to register in the International Residency Program at Medalta. During the residency students can develop and expand their portfolio of ceramic work, develop new ideas and learn new production techniques. The spacious facilities and well-equipped workshops at Medalta attract many professional potters to the residency program.

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FIN-720

Digital Photography 2

3 hours lab

An intermediate course incorporating advanced digital camera operation, functions and techniques along with optimizing image workflow.

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FIN-721

Creative Explorations

3 hours lecture

Through the use of digital imaging and non-silver processes, students explore photography as a narrative/metaphorical medium. A survey of historic and contemporary photographic styles is designed to help students recognize and begin to establish a unique personal style.

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FIN-723

Editorial/Photo Journal Photography

3 hours lecture

Illustrating magazine articles and shooting for publishers as a freelance editorial photographer or photojournalist is the emphasis of this course. Equipment, film, planning shoots, working for photo editors, selling photo rights, contracts and payment schedules, marketing, photo editing, packaging and shipping assignments are included.

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FIN-724

Portraiture

4.5 hours lecture

This course emphasizes the basics of commercial and wedding portraiture including studio design and equipment, marketing, public relations, print finishing and presentation. Students will use professional photographic lighting, posing and directing techniques to produce portraits of individuals and families in studio and location settings.

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Photography Work Experience Practicum

40 hours practicum

This practicum-based course offers the student a hands-on job experience in the diverse field of photography. For two weeks in late April, students in the Pro Photo Program will work for employers based either on Vancouver Island or elsewhere, if practical. Placements may be with portrait, wedding or commercial photographers, newspapers, photo retail stores, processing labs or graphic designers.

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FIN-727

Lifestyles Photography

3 hours lecture/3 hours lab

Designing and shooting outdoor adventure activities for advertising and stock markets is the emphasis of this course. Location shoots include snowboarding, alpine and cross country skiing along with mountain biking and water sports.

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FIN-729

Advertising Photography

3 hours lecture + 3 hours lab

The fundamentals of commercial photography will be presented through studio and location shooting. Students will work to deadlines, learn invoicing and record keeping as well as promotional techniques.

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FIN-731

Landscape & Nature Photography

6 hours lecture

Through lecture and field work, students will be instructed in the principles and ethics of landscape and nature photography. Landscape composition (framing, relationship, perspective, continuity, light), natural history photography (wildlife and wildflowers), practical techniques, and photographic equipment will be surveyed and demonstrated.

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FIN-733

Portfolio Project

3 hours lecture

As part of the final evaluation, students must assemble a body of work representative of their photographic talent and technical skills. Instruction will be given on how to prepare a professional portfolio.

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FIN-734

Business Practices in Photography

3 hours lecture

This course provides students with a detailed range of basic business skills specific to planning, establishing and maintaining a photography business. Topics include market research, business plan development, legal issues of business start-up, financing, marketing, accounting and invoicing procedures.

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FIN-735

Design of Marketing Media

3 hour lecture, 3 hour lab

Students will learn to produce branding and promotions in order to advertise their photographic services.

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